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Eddie Van Halen

  1. respect the classics
    Eddie Van Halen Once Asked Ozzy Osbourne to Join the Band“I think he was a bit drunk. We’ve all done one of them calls at four o’clock in the morning.”
  2. respect the classics
    David Crosby Memorializes Eddie Van Halen: ‘Meh’In his defense, Crosby “didn’t even remember he had just died.”
  3. obits
    Eddie Van Halen Set an Unprecedented Standard for the Art of Guitar MusicHe imagined a sound and then set about chipping away at any hurdles, creative or technical, that got between him and the riff.
  4. vulture lists
    20 Unforgettable Eddie Van Halen StoriesFrom his iconic “Beat It” solo to his wildly unique patented guitar innovations, the guitarist’s influence on pop culture was invaluable.
  5. guitar hero
    The Genius of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Heroics in 6 SolosThere are the parts Eddie played in the studio, and then there’s the way those parts metamorphosed in concert.
  6. remembrances
    David Lee Roth, Gene Simmons, and More Mourn ‘Guitar God’ Eddie Van HalenMetallica called the guitarist, who died October 6, “an idol.”
  7. tributes
    Valerie Bertinelli Pays Tribute to Ex-Husband Eddie Van Halen“I will see you in our next life my love.”
  8. everybody wants some!!
    Eddie Van Halen Could Even Turn a Burger Into a Rock GodOn that surreal scene from Better Off Dead and the power of the late guitarist’s gift.
  9. respect the classics
    Tonight, We Eat Brown M&M’s in Eddie Van Halen’s MemoryAn amusing story about rock’s most amusing tour rider.
  10. obits
    Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Legend, Dead at 65He was reportedly receiving treatments for throat cancer over the past five years.
  11. vulture lists
    All 131 Van Halen Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestA look back at the band’s formidable legacy.
  12. van halen
    Watch a Video for ‘Tattoo,’ a New Song From Van HalenWhat’s your secret, David Lee Roth? Because you don’t look a day over 50!
  13. booze
    The 9 Saddest Eddie Van Halen Stories From Sammy Hagar’s Memoir“He walked around all day drinking cheap shiraz straight out the bottle. That’s why his teeth were all black.”
  14. disappointments
    Eddie Van Halen Continues Long, Slow Slide Into IrrelevancyHe’ll be guest-starring on ‘Two and a Half Men’ this fall.
  15. the early-evening news
    Pee-Wee Rides Again!Plus: Eddie Van Halen has a lot of landscaping to do!
  16. the industry
    Dust Off Your Manolos: ‘Sex and the City’ Heading to the Big ScreenNew Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]